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Facebook Launches ‘ Family Safety Center, Social Reporting Tools’ and More!

Facebook launched a new safety resources, tools for reporting issues and additional security features:

Beginning today, you can visit the newly redesigned Family Safety Center. There, you’ll find useful articles for parents and teens and videos on safety and privacy, as well as many other resources. In the coming weeks, Facebook will also provide a free, downloadable guide for teacher to help educators with social media in the classroom.

Watch the video to meet some of the team who work on safety at Facebook, many of whom are also parents.

Social Reporting Tools allows people to notify a member of their community, in addition to Facebook, when they see something they don’t like. Safety and child psychology experts tell us that online issues are frequently a reflection of what is happening offline. The impact has been encouraging, and the feature is now expands to other major sections of Facebook, including Profiles, Pages and Groups.

Also, introduced Two Factor Authentication, a new feature to help prevent unauthorized access to your account. If you turn this new feature on, Facebook will ask you to enter a code anytime you try to log into Facebook from a new device. This additional security helps confirm that it’s really you trying to log in.

Finally, Facebook improved HTTPS so if you start using a non-HTTPS application on Facebook, you’ll be automatically switched back to HTTPS when you’re finished.

[Source: Facebook blog]

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